I really like this audio compilation because I imagine/remember myself in all of the stations. It’s like nostalgia for something I still experience everyday.
From the author’s blog entry…
Part of the job of a subway conductor is to announce station names and explain delays and route changes. But some conductors do much more. Especially on weekends riders may hear about what attractions are near the current stop or a brief history of the neighborhood. But my favorite aspect of the announcements is simply the variety of tone and timbre in conductors’ voices. As the announcements on the subways become automated (as they are now on most 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and L trains) we will unfortunately lose this art, and so I have decided to document it for my own (and now your) enjoyment by making recordings.
From Michael G. via his roommate
…you must learn about where the hobbits dwell.” I forgot how great Yo La Tengo’s video for Sugarcube until right now.
An oldie but a goodie.
The video below gives you an idea of where Jay-z stands on the issue.
I wonder if he’d feel differently if he watched autotune the news…
The Whitney is hosting some fun bands in honor of their exhibit on Dan Graham. I thought you should know. I kind of love Vivian Girls- I might try and make it to that show.
WHITNEY LIVE: FOUR FRIDAY EVENING CONCERTS IN JULY
Titus Andronicus / Real Estate
Friday, July 10 at 7 pm
Abe Vigoda / Grooms
Friday, July 17 at 7 pm
Wood / YellowFever
Friday, July 24 at 7 pm
Vivian Girls / These Are Powers
Friday, July 31 at 7 pm
Are being played in East River Park this summer actually and on a real body of water instead of an empty pool. I don’t remember if I posted the dates before but it’s worth reminding everyone again. Enjoy.
The Schedule (thus far)
Sunday, July 12 — Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, Jemina Pearl of Be your Own Pet*
Sunday, July 19 — Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., White Denim*
Sunday, July 26 — And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Black Lips, Health, Grupo Fantasmo*
Sunday, Aug 02 — Round Robin show w/ Deerhunter, No Age and Dan Deacon*
Sunday, Aug 09 — Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, The Netherlands*
Sunday, Aug 16 — Del tha Funky Homosapien, Gravytrain!!!, DD/MM/YYYY, Kenan Bell*
Sunday, Aug 23 — Girl Talk, Max Tundra, Wiz Khalifa*
Sunday, Aug 30 — Beach House & Grizzly Bear*
* A free Pool Party: For eight consecutive Sundays in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (July 12th – August 30th), party-goers will be regaled with on-site dodgeball, three-on-three basketball, and, oh yeah, rip-roarin’ live performances on the main stage.
And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.
From F2 Design.
I found this funny.
Ok, I realized this was a double post when “turn around bright eyes” was already a tag. But I wanted to leave it to show how Emily is in my brain. I blame being out of the country for being two weeks behind on my youtube.
This is a great 8-bit cover of one of Magnetic Field’s 69 Love Songs (an album that is deserving of its own post). Here is 8-bit All My Little Words:
And here is the original:
Steph Black reminded me how much I liked this song/video via her gchat status message today. Thanks!
1. Tally Hall is this band. 2. The band is full of cute boys (which one is your favorite I don’t even know who can pick just one?). 3. These cute boys sing awesome songs that are pop-like and fun. 4. They have a hilarious-super-internet show that Drew briefly participated in dressed as Waldo and he animated some stuffs.
Actually, I saw Tally Hall TWICE this weekend, yeah, really I did – once at the Mercury Lounge in New York and once in Westport, CT. Here they are:
and this might be my favorite new song of theirs, but I love the last CD too.
Do I sound like a fan girl? Pshhhh I’m okay with that. Also these guys are nice and I’ve met them so YEAH i’m THAT COOL. hehe.
I especially love the Hillary section on this one.
If someone ever told me I was the cheese on their baguette, I’d be super-flattered.
this is Le Le and they are french and I thought it was fun and Drew showed me this, obviously, cause otherwise this would be a Britney Spears video.
What a showdown.
“When asked by BBC why the band chose “Womanizer,” Alex Kapranos said it was because it’s the best song out in the last few months.” via stereogum, from drew.
found on ed droste’s twitter. he also posted a cute video of a kid dancing to the song “two weeks”:
from steph b and nadia and it’s in my head too
Michel Gondry is making an episode of Flight of the Conchords. Who has HBO and will let me watch at their place on Feb 15th? puhlease…..
From Very Short List
Quirky French director Michel Gondry (The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) teams up with HBO’s equally off-kilter series, The Flight of the Conchords, and the resulting episode — “Unnatural Love,” which airs February 15 — is pure, unadulterated pleasure.
The Conchords, of course, are a New Zealand folk band. But the love interest here is Australian, and that allows for endless, over-the-top Aussie jokes (expect plenty of references to the continent’s criminal past). As for Gondry, his distinctive, dreamlike touch turns both of the episode’s musical numbers into surreal showstoppers.
ps. i think jemaine is cuter than bret. what. what. what. what?
It’s called “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie. I thought the song was annoying at first, but it grew on me.
….inauguration day!!!! Here is a sweet Obama v Daft Punk remix brought to my attention by Nadia, from pitchfork.
these guys did the waterfall rap too.
Did you mean for the song Ego to sound so dirty? Cause guess what.. if you replace “ego” with “penis” this song is hilarious. Lyrics below
Hey baby how you doing?
You know Im gonna cut right to the chase
Some women were made
But me, myself
I like to think I was created
For a special purpose
You know, whats more special than you, you feel me?
Its on, baby lets get lost
You dont need to call into work, cuz youre the boss
For real want you to show me how you feel
I consider myself lucky thats a big deal
well, you got the key to my heart
But you aint gonna need it
Id rather you open up my body
And show me secrets
You didnt know was inside,
No need for me to lie
Its too big
Its too wide
Its too strong
It wont fit
Its too much
Its too tough
He talks like this
Cuz he can back it up
He got a big ego
Such a huge ego
I love his big ego
Its too much
He walks like this
Cuz he can back it up
ps- the “I am” part of this CD blows. Why did Beyonce decide to remake Ave Maria??? Beats me.. Sasha Fierce is my hero.
Nora wants me to post this now. HOoray.
What a star-studded cast, btw.
I heart B+E. It’s Britney, bitch. Warning: this is surprisingly charming.
Nora found this. I like it way better than Beyonce on her own.. I wasn’t really into this single til now.
from a knicks game last weekend.
they are seriously the cutest. she keeps touching his leg with her heels of death though…
thanks simone. from HERE
…and i love the way you don’t comb your hair.
As of this morning, I’m obsessed with the ill doctrine blog (or vlog, whatever…) This guy makes witty videos about hiphop and politics mostly but I recommend his post on Wal-E as well. The ludacris/obama and “no homo” posts are also awesome. Here is one on hipster rap (think lilmama)…
these dudes are hilarious. i accidentally found this while procrastinating.
THE WALKING, RIDE-ABLE, TALKING, MUSIC-PLAYING TRICERATOPS
Watch these kids have a fucking blast with my future favorite thing in the universe:
KOTA WHY WON’T YOU JUST COME TO MY HOUSE AND LET ME TICKLE YOUR CHIN AND FEED YOU LEAVES??
Thanks Justin for making us watch Abba videos while we were in Opachoke. Also, thanks for informing me that Madonna’s Confessions on the Dance Floor is based off of Abba.
And related, only because it involves the subway: A Free Williamsburg writer was on a L train (of course) with a woman was watching hardcore porn on her iPod and saying, “Oh, here we go, here we go, THERE YOU GO, GET IT, GET IT, OHhhhhhh Damn, let’s get a close-up, zoom in, wake up New York check this shit out, close-up New York City!!!”
almost as good as the time i saw a woman start trying to hit some dancing kids and telling them “i wish i had my knife.”
dan called me out for having this video on my gchat status message earlier this week and now i can’t get this song out of my head
Guess who played a sold out CMJ show with Micachu at Bowery tonight? Yeah….lykki li….
Here is a story for you- I met this girl on her first US tour about a year and a half ago on a Thursday night at Hiro ballroom. I was pretty drunk though and I mostly just remember going crazy and dancing on stage. My friend had to remind me about the cool girl I met, Lykke Li who opened for the headliner who I don’t even remember now. The point is that I’ve been listening to Little Bit for a while now and I’m glad that she is blowing up and on Victoria Secret commercials and whatnot. Though I am pissed that I couldn’t get into her show tonight….
I ALSO love this new Pussy Cat Dolls single.. a LOT.
It also makes me laugh when they try to show the one other girl in this group who sort of sings.
I have to say, Brit looks pretty awesome here. She did have two kids and go nutso ya know! This is directed by the guy who did her toxic video.. I think he has a thing for Charlie’s Angels or something, cause she always has to be blond, brunette, and a red head.
the post aka “How Haley Joel Osment ruined my Stereolab concert”
Last night I attended the Stereolab/LeLoup concert at Irving Plaza- very cool. I had never seen LeLoup before (our friend Sam’s band) so it was really great to see them play and the set was really different from the album, and Sam was really fun to watch and funny between songs. So we leave our really great front row spot to snatch another drink before Stereolab goes on and by the time we get back, our place is gone and the floor is really crowded. We squeeze up through the mass of people and to get close to our friends. Turns out no one was in this spot because there was an annoying group of kids on the left. Turns out the annoying kids are Haley Joel Osment + gf + friends. He bumped me a couple of times, waved his hands in my face and knocked my drink out of my hand (then apologized, offered to buy me another drink and then never did), danced the whole set (an hour and a half!), crawled on the floor a couple of times looking for his ‘water’ on the floor, and even attempted to partner dance with his gf in the very crowded space. I wish I had a video recorder because it was hilarious to watch when he wasn’t shouting “Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1995!” or hitting me in the face. We think he was tripping. tells me he is only 20 years old so he wasn’t drinking….
Anyways, my friend Kim actually almost got into a fight with Haley. He was kinda provoking her and she tried to dance back at him but then she slipped and accidentally kicked our other friend Nadia in the shins.
Cause Sarah Palin BLOWS. hehe. See what I did there? But seriously, she’s really flat and her low register is terrible. She’d never last in flute choir.
Ready for the debate??
Um, I am a little excited about Britney’s new single. Listen HERE.
This is the type of crap song I love to clean my apartment to. Ok ok, I love it all the time, who am I kidding.
Here is Kenley Spears from this week’s Project Runway. I’m pretending she is the one singing Womanizer. hehe.